Kahai Oil In The News : Rare Nut Is Now All the Rage
For decades, if not centuries, the Amazon dwellers of southern Columbia didn't make too much of the cacay nut. They fed it to their livestock, used it to treat wounds and chopped down its trees for firewood.
Until a few years ago the global jet-setting crowd found out what the yellow-ish oil from the protein-rich nut could do for their skin. Suddently the cacay (pronounced kahk-ai) has become a red-hot commodity, providing the key ingredient to anti-ageing face creams.
Whilst most of the nuts come from wild trees in remote areas, new plantations are popping up in impoverished parts of Colombia that were better known for cocaine and anti-government rebel groups! Click here to read the full Bloomberg news report.